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Friday, August 19, 2022

Madrid Open


Alcaraz’s drop shot: When audacity meets playfulness and embarrasses legends

May 10, 2022 5:28 pm

The shot is usually accompanied by risk but at the hands of the teenage Spaniard, turns into a weapon both deadly & beautiful.

After Madrid title, Alcaraz withdraws from Italian Open

May 09, 2022 4:27 pm

The Spanish teen beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic back-to-back in Madrid then defeated Alexander Zverev in Sunday's final for his tour-leading fourth title of the year.

Change of guard? Alcaraz overpowers Nadal at Madrid Open

May 07, 2022 10:11 am

In a clash of generations, 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz overcame an injury to defeat his idol 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals on Friday.

Djokovic advances to semifinals in Madrid

May 06, 2022 8:56 pm

Djokovic, a three-time champion in Madrid, had little trouble on the outdoor clay against Hurkacz, whose poor hitting ended any thoughts of a quarterfinal upset.

Rafael Nadal returns from injury with straight-set win in Madrid Open

May 05, 2022 8:48 am

Nadal showed few signs of rustiness in his 6-1, 7-6 (4) opening win at home. He cruised in the first set and recovered in the second after twice losing his serve following a rain interruption.

Rafael Nadal reaches Madrid Open quarters, Ash Barty into final

May 07, 2021 9:17 am

Nadal overcame eight aces and saved five break points against the Australian. The five-time Madrid champion cruised past Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz in the second round on Wednesday.

Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal cruises past Spanish teenage sensation

May 05, 2021 11:25 pm

Carlos Alcaraz needed medical attention in the third game after losing a long rally, apparently hurting his arm or shoulder while going for an overhead smash

Rafael Nadal to face promising Spanish teenager at Madrid Open

May 04, 2021 10:19 am

The 17-year-old Carlos Alcaraz defeated Adrian Mannarino 6-4 6-0 on Monday to set up the "dream" matchup against the 20-time grand slam champion.

Novak Djokovic concedes he has mountain to climb at French Open

May 22, 2019 3:03 pm

Djokovic clinched the Madrid Open without dropping a set and then won a pair of epic battles against Argentines Juan Martin Del Potro and Diego Schwartzman in Rome before succumbing to the imperious Nadal 6-0 4-6 6-1 in Sunday's final.

Madrid Open: Dominic Thiem ousts Roger Federer in thriller to reach semis

May 11, 2019 8:29 am

Dominic Thiem edged a thrilling clash with Roger Federer 3-6 7-6(11) 6-4 to end the Swiss veteran's clay season comeback and reach the Madrid Open semi-finals on Friday.